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Marcia Berger graduated from Boston- Bouvé College of Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science and a major in Physical Therapy.
She completed post-graduate workshops in Administrative and Volunteer Training, Theatre and Disability, Music, Wheelchair Dance and Movement Techniques including contact improvisation and choreography, Trainer Workshops, Seating Systems, various Physical Therapy techniques, and equipment for persons with disabilities.
Marcia is licensed by the Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners and holds certificates in Audio Description (1997), CPR, First Aid, Prevention & Support and Article 9. She is also fluent in Spanish and American Sign Language. She began physical therapy departments at the Florida Schools for the Deaf and the Blind and the Arizona Schools for the Deaf and the Blind. Active on stage as well as behind the scenes, Marcia has performed in wheelchair dance, modern dance, contact improvisation, sign language dance, and acting.
In 1985 Marcia founded Third St. Kids, an after school program for children with and without disabilities that focused on the performing arts. Early on Third St. Kids folded into Arts for All, with Marcia as Executive Director. The organization has grown from several children in Marcia's living room to a nationally recognized nonprofit with a unique mission: to provide accessible education, training and experience in the arts for children and adults, particularly those with special needs.
Marcia Berger has received the Spirit of Arizona Award (1988) from the Arizona State Senate, District Service to Mankind Award (1989) from Sertoma International, the Jefferson Award from the American Institute for Public Service (1990), recognition from the Mayor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities (1991), the JC Penny Golden Rule Award (1992), the Diane Lynne Anderson Award (1998), recognition from Arizona Center for Disability Law (2000), and YWCA’s Women on the Move Award (2000).
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Frank Hernandez is originally from Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico, and is an accomplished musician, composer and teacher. He came to the United States for his primary and secondary education. After graduation from high school, he joined the international traveling company for Up with People. His time with the company was spent performing throughout the US and Europe, conveying a message of multi-cultural diversity, acceptance, and community service.
After this experience, Frank joined Arts for All to assist with development. He is now the organization’s Assistant Director. Music has always been at the center of his life, and Frank has written the score for productions of Where the Wild Things Are, Antigone, The Hobbit, Babe the Sheep Pig and Arts for All’s own Aladdin. He has been the Music Director and Vocal Coach for all of Arts for All’s musical productions.
He has traveled extensively as a motivational speaker while sharing his music. Former Governor Janet Napolitano appointed him to the Board of Directors of Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and Blind. Mr. Hernandez is the past president of the Children’s Music Network and the Music Director at Enchanted Hills Baptist Church.
He was chosen by the U.S. Department of Health to present in Mexico City at a conference in 2002. In 1998, he served on the President’s Committee on Employment for People with Disabilities. In 1997, he received a President’s Citation for Volunteerism. In 1990, he was the Program Chair for the National Council on Disabilities’ Youth Leadership Program.
Director of Human Services
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Jasmine Berger has been involved off and on since the beginning of Arts for All in 1985. Prior to working as the Director of Human Services, she worked as the Adult Services manager for three years. She has a background in human services, especially with at-risk children. She also has completed field experience at an extensive outpatient counseling center for teens and adults recovering from addictions.
Her goal is to continue her education in counseling. Aside from enjoying the work she does with the adults who attend Arts for All, she loves working with children, and has four of her own.
Harriett Morton has been an accomplished fine artist and sculptor for over 40 years. She has created and sold original paintings and objects of art to collectors throughout the world. Her visionary artwork has been featured in commercial publications such as Spectrum and Art and Fantasy. Before coming to Arts for All, she taught visual arts and ceramics to aspiring artists, and used art as therapy for terminally ill patients at the Hospice of Sarasota, Florida. She holds masters certification in four different disciplines of Reiki healing. She is Arts for All’s resident visual arts teacher in art and ceramics, and active in engaging students in art theory and history. She has refined Laser Art Technique (L.A.T.), designed new headgear and innovative ways to enhance communication between artist and teacher.